Greenbyte Documentation

Available Capacity for Production (DC) (Planned)

Available Capacity for Production (DC) (Planned) indicates how much power an inverter is capable of producing at a given time considering its availability and the DC Capacity metadata value. The inverter's availability is determined by planned downtime (managed in the Greenbyte Platform), so the inverter is considered available except for periods of planned downtime, when it is considered unavailable. When available it is assumed to produce the value defined in the DC capacity metadata field. In periods of planned downtime it is assumed to be unable to produce.

Since the Time-based System Availability (Planned) input to this signal is available for future intervals (future planned downtime for upcoming repairs, maintenance, or other reasons), Available Capacity for Production (Planned) is also available for time periods in the future. This information is often needed by electricity trading departments so that they know what to expect and when to buy energy from other sources in order to meet demand.

Technology

Solar: Inverter

Equation
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where:

Pavailable,planned

is the planned available capacity for production (power)

CDC

is the DC Capacity (kWp) for the inverter

ATS, Planned

is Time-based System Availability (Planned) for the inverter

Inputs
available_capacity_for_production_planned_dc_in.jpg
Example

The widget below shows how a scheduled downtime affects the Available Capacity for Production.

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